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Ed Doney is an award-winning Reporter and Sunday Evening Anchor with Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4, joining the news staff in November 2005. Since that time, he has won two Associated Press awards, and has been nominated for an Emmy.

Hometown - Alexandria, VA

Life Goal - A fulfilling career in journalism while making as many friends along the way.

Play any sports/Favorite Sport - Love football and tennis. The Wimbledon championship match is second only to the Super Bowl.

Favorite TV Show - The Office.

Favorite Car - Ford Mustang.

Most embarrassing moment - Watching my very first newscast and realizing that you're supposed to keep your scripts flat on the desk. Why? Mine could be seen shaking in my hands because I was so nervous.

Happiest moment in my life was... my sister's wedding in Hawaii and so many other family gatherings.

4 notable persons you'd invite to dinner - Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein and Eddie Van Halen (for dinner music).

Favorite food - Pizza.

I have a pet (what) ..I wish I had a pet (what)... Don't have a pet but the family cat is always good for entertainment.

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when... I went to the '86 Peach Bowl in Atlanta and made it home to Illinois that night, just in time to watch the game-winning field goal on the news. I loved the immediacy and excitement of broadcasting.

Best movie of all time - Forrest Gump.

Hardest part of my job - The deadlines.

Best part of my job - Meeting so many good Oklahomans.

Favorite holiday - Christmas.

School fight song - Ball State, Ball State, Ball State!

My favorite story of all time - We did a phone interview with Nikolette Harris, a little girl fighting Leukemia in an Oregon hospital whose family was receiving financial help from OU fans. The Sooners were getting ready to play Oregon in the '05 Holiday Bowl and fans from both teams were competing to raise the most money for this sick little girl. I asked her what she would say to these complete strangers from Oklahoma. While fighting back tears, she simply said "Thank you very much for helping me." It was the most sincere expression of gratitude I've ever heard. It broke my heart. She died not long after that interview, but the money raised went a long way toward paying her medical bills. Her family was so grateful. The most memorable interview of my life happened over the phone. I'll never forget her.

People are surprised when I tell them… I was a two-time high school tennis champ!


Recent Articles
  • Sugary snacks deemed OK for school fundraisers

    OKLAHOMA — Schools that sell cookies and other sugary snacks to raise money will continue to be exempt from federal health food guidelines, thanks to the State Board of Education. Thursday, the board formally approved Smart Snack exemptions to the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The current rule allows districts to tailor their policies to fit their local needs. “I’ve seen the lives that we’ve changed in my four years in high school,” Laurin Bixby, a student at […]

  • Oklahoma lawmakers working to end ‘End Of Instruction’ testing

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A proposal to eliminate end-of-instruction exams has passed both the Oklahoma House and Senate Education committees, as well as the Senate Appropriations Committee. Students are required to take EOI exams before they can graduate high school in Oklahoma. Currently, our high school students must pass four of seven EOI exams in core subjects. But what will replace those exams if they are eliminated? Education advocates worry Senate Bill 707 opens the door for the return of Common […]

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    Bikers thrilled texting-while-driving bill passes house

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A victory for dozens of motorcycle riders who showed up at the state capitol Tuesday, urging lawmakers to ban texting and driving. “Something that is not a big deal for somebody in a car, it’s just a fender bender, can be fatal and devastating for a motorcyclist,” motorcyclist Lyndse Weber said. She drove all the way from Ponca City to let lawmakers know that bikers are the most vulnerable to the dangers of texting while driving. “A […]

  • OKC superintendent says lawmakers are biggest threat to public education

    OKLAHOMA CITY – According to the Oklahoma City schools superintendent, the biggest threat to public education is our lawmakers. In a recently published article, Rob Neu praised legislators who defeated House Bill 2003 – a measure creating school vouchers. Neu said vouchers drain already strapped budgets. “The greatest threat to public education in our state today isn’t poverty. And it’s most certainly not the federal government,” Neu wrote. “The greatest threat to Oklahoma public education is the people elected to […]

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    OKC Public Schools getting helping hand to curb number of drop outs

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) is getting a helping hand to curb the number of at-risk students who drop out of school. Kate Haydon, OKCPS Career Academy Coordinator, recognized AT&T at the district’s board of education meeting Monday for awarding the district a $15,000 grant through the National Academy Foundation (NAF). The goal is to support career-themed academies in schools with high percentages of students who are at-risk of dropping out. One of the programs that will […]

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    AP U.S. History courses bill to be rewritten; Rep. Fisher refuses to comment

    OKLAHOMA – A controversial bill to rewrite U.S. History courses in Oklahoma is getting rewritten. A day after speaking with the State Superintendent, Rep. Dan Fisher (R-El Reno) said he is revising House Bill 1380, which would bar the use of state funds for Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History courses – which earn students college credit. Fisher is part of the Black Robed Regiment, which believes pastors should be politically active. He said his bill was taken out of context, […]

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    Three experts help Oklahoma leaders create academic standards

    OKLAHOMA CITY – In an effort to replace the Common Core education standards that were repealed last year, the Oklahoma Academic Standards Steering Committee met Monday to hear from three experts. Dr. Larry Gray, a mathematics professor at the University of Minnesota, came by the Sooner State to talk about developing English language skills, along with creating math standards. Dr. Jane Schielack, the associate dean for assessment and pre-K education at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Sandra Stotsky, a professor […]

  • Education leaders asking for state help in recognition of teacher shortage

    OKLAHOMA — State education leaders are calling it “unprecedented collaboration.” A report was released Thursday involving dozens of school administrators and board members giving their solutions to improve education. “So that we can be certain that those laws that are passed, those policies that are set, will actually have meaningful improvement for student outcome,” Joy Hofmeister, State schools Superintendent said. With a group of smiling students behind her at the State Capitol, Hofmeister called on lawmakers to embrace a vision […]

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    Lawmaker wants state to scale down level of tax credits wind energy companies receive

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma now ranks fourth in the nation for wind capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association. wind farms continue popping up across the state. But one lawmaker believes the state should scale down the level of tax credits wind energy companies receive. “They receive three tax credits that I think are very lucrative,” Rep. Earl Sears (R-Bartlesville) said Monday.  “Overly generous.  Let’s use that word.” Sears estimates wind power companies received between 55 and 60 million […]

  • Bill would prevent teachers who have committed sex crimes from teaching again

    OKLAHOMA — State officials are trying to close a loophole in Oklahoma law to protect students from teachers who have previously been accused of sex crimes with children. Current statutes allow teachers accused of sex crimes with students to resign – rather than being fired – as long as no charges are filed. They can then become a teacher at a different school because districts are not allowed to ask possible employees why the they resigned from their previous position. “Some of them have […]

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    Former Oklahoma police officer accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old

    WEWOKA, Okla. – A former Wewoka police officer is being accused of raping a 15-year-old girl and committing other sexual acts with her while on duty. After an investigation, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office uncovered the former police officer performed sexual acts with a minor. Officials say 30-year-old Trever Blackwell, who was 27 at the time of the alleged crimes, is facing one felony count of second degree rape as a result of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl between August […]